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Brian Newsom

August 25, 1971 ~ September 16, 2020 (age 49)

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Brian Newsom, 49, of Viola, Illinois died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his home.

Visitation is Monday, September 21st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Graveside services with military honors will be 11:00am Tuesday, September 22nd in Drury Reynolds Cemetery. In accordance with public gathering guidelines… social distancing will be observed, and masks required as well as capacity limits within the funeral home. Memorials may be left for a fund to be established to help fund his granddaughter’s education.

Brian was born August 25, 1971 in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Charles and Kathleen Howard Newsom. He served in the Army during Desert Storm. Brian married Andrea Smith July 10, 2010 in Joy, Illinois. He worked as a test technician at Sears Manufacturing for the last 14 years. Brian enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Andrea; mother: Kathleen Jenkins; children: Nicole Schleder and Jaxon Hassebrock; granddaughters: Charli and Cora Schleder; brother: Mike Newson; sister: Amy (Pat) Sage; mother in law: Patsy Sheese; brothers in law and sisters in law: Angie (Wayne) Verplaetse, Alicia (Jason) Miller, JC (Tabby Spence) Carlson and Freda (Nathan) Adams; son in law: Tyler Schleder and several nieces and nephews.

Brian was preceded in death by his daughter Kiya, brother David, nephew Andrew and brother in law Jeremy.

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September 21, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

Graveside Service
September 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Drury Reynolds Cemetery
316 Street West
Illinois City, IL 61259

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